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Christine A. Sinsky, MD, Elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors

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Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2008 – Christine A. Sinsky, MD, an internist with expertise in ambulatory practice redesign, quality improvement and performance measurement, has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors. ABIM sets the standards and certifies physicians practicing in internal medicine and its subspecialties who possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide high quality care.

The Board of Directors, composed of physicians board certified in internal medicine and one of its subspecialties, guides ABIM's overall mission and direction as it works to improve health care quality. All ABIM Directors participate in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program, which promotes ongoing learning and in which doctors demonstrate their commitment to the Board's standards.

"Dr. Sinsky understands firsthand the challenges faced by primary care physicians today, and she has developed innovative systems to improve quality in medical practice," said Christine K. Cassel, MD, ABIM's President and CEO. "Her insight and expertise, and commitment to our profession will make her a wonderful addition to our Board."

"I am honored to join ABIM's Board of Directors," said Dr. Sinsky. "I look forward to working with this amazing group of individuals to improve health care quality and address the key issues related to primary care reform."

Dr. Sinsky has been an invited lecturer at many North American conferences regarding improving ambulatory medical practices, pay-for-performance and quality measurement. She is an editorial reviewer for Journal of General Internal Medicine and Annals of Family Medicine. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine clinical practice committee and is the lead site physician at the Wisconsin Research Network, a practice-based research network. She is also a member of the Iowa Medical Society and American Athletic Medical Association.

Dr. Sinsky's work has been published in professional journals including Journal of General Internal Medicine, Family Practice Management and Archives of Internal Medicine, and she has been quoted on primary care issues in The New York Times. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and is board certified in internal medicine.

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